CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means regular security and stability updates which will provide a dependable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
If you acquire one of our VPS server
plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the registration page. You'll be able to choose to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, based on the software that you need to set up later. Unlike other Linux releases, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you can choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. If you need a VPS for some other purpose or if you want different software on it, you can order the server without any Control Panel and you will acquire a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll have a protected and reliable web hosting service for all of your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the apps that you wish to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you will be able to manage the server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can generate an individual account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not pick any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer regular OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not need to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most current and most secure software on your dedicated server.